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With no team having clinched first place in their Champions League group, Bayern, Dortmund, Leverkusen and Schalke will enter Round 15 with an eye on their critical midweek fixtures.
Only Bayern have qualified for the Round of 16, and they still could finish runners-up to Manchester City should the English side beat them by a significant enough margin at the Allianz Arena. Although such a loss is unlikely, Pep Guardiola will be wary to have a strong first XI on hand for a clash that at the very least will be for prestige.
Dortmund faced an uphill battle with two group stage fixtures left and passed their first hurdle against Napoli, but still have it all to do as they take on Marseille at the Stade Velodrome. The French have nothing to play for, but BVB will be away from home and have at times failed to take their chances: They will want to be sharp this weekend, especially after missing several chances against Saarbruecken on Tuesday.
BVB will take on Leverkusen over the weekend in a clash of the Bundesliga's second- and third-placed teams. And complicating things further, B04 will also have an eye on next week's action as they look to overcome a one-point deficit to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Leverkusen's destiny is not in their own hands; they will need a better result in Sociedad than the Ukrainians earn away to Manchester United. And after their 5-0 thrashing by United just over a week ago, Sami Hyypia's side will be desperate for a positive result ahead of the Sociedad match.
Schalke's situation is similar to that of Leverkusen, with the Gelsenkirchen needing to overcome a one-point deficit against Basel in the final matchday. S04 have destiny in their own hands, though, as they take on the Swiss at home. Jens Keller's men were eliminated from the DFB-Pokal via a 3-1 drubbing by Hoffenheim on Tuesday and will need some momentum as they take on a Basel side that twice beat Chelsea earlier in the group stage.